User a replaces user b. Best way to deal with that in sbs 2011?

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I'm rusty with this.  On sbs 2011 standard (using its exchange for mail), user a left and replaced with user b. User b should have everything like use a had it - old mail, contacts, calendar, desktop apps / shortcuts, etc.

New user b should get mail sent to user a.

I'm thinking this is the same if user a got married / changed name - janedoe@contoso.com is now Janesmith@contoso.com and still gets Jane doe emails

What's the best way to deal with that?
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I'd create user b and give them full access to user a's mailbox.

Then set user a's mailbox to deliver a copy to user b's email address.

I wouldn't just rename user a's account.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996343(v=exchg.141).aspx

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351134(v=exchg.160).aspx

Also, any apps installed on the machine should be accessible to anybody else who logs onto it.

You may need to copy some shortcuts, favorites, documents, etc. from user a's profile to user b's.
Thanks.  What's your thinking to not rename user and make an alias with the old name?  In that case they log in as userb, their folder on the machine will stay as c:\users\usera, right?
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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Right.
You can do it by RENAME user A
Then replace email alias and Windows login, also you need to rename manually User Logon name (pre-Windows 2000)
You can leave email address and just add another alias.
That's way if someone will send email to OLD email address new user B still will get it.

You can rename user home directory if you has it but this is a little a bit complicated specially if you have redirected folders.
But if this is not a problem for you, just leave old name for a while.

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